APMSTS 2023 offers a city tour for participants on the afternoon of October 5, 2023. Attendees can choose to take one of the routes for free. If the weather is unstable during the week of conference, all routes will be adjusted to【Tour A】Taipei History Half-Day Tour. To ensure the safety of the tour, the congress will provide Travel Agency Liability Insurance for all participants.

*Please note that the cost has been included in the registration fee and will not be refunded.

【Tour A】 Taipei Historic Half Day Tour

15:10 Marriott Taipei Hotel >>> 15:30-17:30 National Palace Museum >>> 17:30 – 17:45 Return to Hotel

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese artifacts, objects which span China’s 5000 yearlong history. Many of the artifacts were once a part of the Chinese Imp erial Collection, which was begun over 1000 years ago in the early Sung Dynasty. The items range from delicately carved jade ornaments to weapons to ancient paintings. Come and browse the museum and learn more about our history.

【Tour B】 Yehliu Half Day Tour

15:10 Marriott Taipei Hotel >>> 16:00 – 17:20 Yehliu Geopark >>> 17:20 – 18:20 Return to Hotel

Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu is perhaps the most famous geological park in Taiwan, with its most famous landmark being Queen’s Head Rock. These rock formations have been forming for thousands of years through the erosion of soft sandstone due to wind and water. Hurry and see these fo rmations soon before they are gone forever!

The Queen’s head is formed by two layers of sandstone, one soft fast eroding layer on bottom and a harder layer on top. This kind of sandstone formation can be seen around the world and is known as a hoodoo. The Queen’s head was named after Queen Elizabeth I, because it is thought to look like her.

【Tour C】Taipei City Half Day Tour

15:10 Marriott Taipei Hotel >>> 15:20 – 15:30 Office of the President (Pass by driving) >>> 16:00 – 16:40 Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall >>> 17:00 – 18:00 Taipei 101 >>> 18:00 – 18:30 Return to Hotel

Office of the President

The Presidential Office Building originally served as the seat of the colonial government during the Japanese occupation period. At the time of its completion in 1919, it was the tallest building in Taiwan. After Taiwan’s retrocession, the building later served as the joint locat ion of the Executive Yuan and Presidential Office before becoming the Presidential Office Building.

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

This monument was built in memory of Chaing Kai Shek, former President of the Republic of China. The Hall itself is located on the East end of Liberty Square and is flanked by the National Theatre and the National Concert Hall. The grounds themselves are beautifully landscaped gardens. The architecture of the hall is unique and its simple coloring of royal blue and white is very striking.

Taipei 101

The Taipei 101 building was the tallest building in the world when it was constructed in 2004. It stands at an impressive 508m, 101 floors, and its design is meant to mimic the shape and lines of the bamboo plant. Furthermore Taipei 101 has an incredibly fast elevator, which takes passengers from the fifth floor to the observation platform within 37 seconds.

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